Police hunt man who threatened woman, picked up her dog by its collar and punched it in the face in Aylesbury Vale village

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses

Monday, 12th July 2021, 7:44 am

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking her dog in woodland at the end of Wood Lane, South Heath, Great Missenden, at around 5.45pm on Friday (9/7).

A man and woman, who were also walking a dog, approached the woman from the opposite direction. Following a minor interaction between the two dogs, the man picked up the victim’s dog by its collar and punched it in the jaw before dropping it from waist height.

The man then got in to the victims face with both his fists clenched indicating he was going to assault her.

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The scene of the incident - Wood Lane, South Heath, Great Missenden
The scene of the incident - Wood Lane, South Heath, Great Missenden

The woman managed to get away with her dog and both were uninjured.

The man is described as white, between 5ft 11ins and 6ft tall, aged in his late 50s. His hair is grey/silver in colour and it is short but not shaved. He was clean-shaven and was wearing glasses as well as a multi-coloured patterned short sleeve shirt and beige trousers.

He was with a woman who is described as Asian, around 5ft 2ins tall of medium build and also in her fifties. She has short black hair.

Investigating officer PC Adrian Reynolds based at Amersham police station, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim involved and we would like to speak to anyone who has any information which could help with this investigation.

“If you recognise the description of the man or woman involved, please get in contact with us.

“You can use the non-emergency number 101 or make a report online using the reference number 43210304411.

“If you would prefer to remain completely anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.”